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Brodie of Brodie talks to Sam Marshall (13 of 16)
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GB232_MFR_BRODIE_13
CREATOR
Montague Ninian Alexander Brodie
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
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1604
KEYWORDS
castles
stately homes
clans
Brodies
NTS
audio

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Montague Ninian Alexander Brodie (1912 - 2003) became chief of Clan Brodie on 15 February, 1943, the 25th Brodie of Brodie. Educated at Eton, he went on to join the acting profession and it was during his time with the Perth Repertory Company that he met his future wife, Helena Budgeon. Later in his life he gave up the theatre and helped his mother run the Brodie Estate. During the Second World War he served with the Royal Artillery and later held the offices of Justice of the Peace for Morayshire, and Deputy Lieutenant of Nairnshire. In 1978 he was forced, through financial circumstances, to hand Brodie Castle over to the National Trust for Scotland.

In this audio extract from the Moray Firth Radio programme 'Marshall Meets' Ninian talks to Sam Marshall about becoming clan chief.

Interviewer: It was during the war that your father died and you in effect became the Brodie of Brodie. How did that strike you at the time?

I don't know. I was in the army and didn't think about it particularly very much, I don't think. After the war I just went on acting as, as Ninian Brodie and that was that. I don't know partilcularly one way or the other.

Interviewer: Why did you finally decide to give up your acting career in the fifties?

Because the old thing of waiting for the telephone to ring when it never did and trying to contact agents and managers to get a job. I'm bad at pushing myself somehow and it's always difficult

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Brodie of Brodie talks to Sam Marshall (13 of 16)

castles; stately homes; clans; Brodies; NTS; audio

Moray Firth Radio

MFR: Brodie of Brodie

Montague Ninian Alexander Brodie (1912 - 2003) became chief of Clan Brodie on 15 February, 1943, the 25th Brodie of Brodie. Educated at Eton, he went on to join the acting profession and it was during his time with the Perth Repertory Company that he met his future wife, Helena Budgeon. Later in his life he gave up the theatre and helped his mother run the Brodie Estate. During the Second World War he served with the Royal Artillery and later held the offices of Justice of the Peace for Morayshire, and Deputy Lieutenant of Nairnshire. In 1978 he was forced, through financial circumstances, to hand Brodie Castle over to the National Trust for Scotland.<br /> <br /> In this audio extract from the Moray Firth Radio programme 'Marshall Meets' Ninian talks to Sam Marshall about becoming clan chief.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: It was during the war that your father died and you in effect became the Brodie of Brodie. How did that strike you at the time?<br /> <br /> I don't know. I was in the army and didn't think about it particularly very much, I don't think. After the war I just went on acting as, as Ninian Brodie and that was that. I don't know partilcularly one way or the other.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Why did you finally decide to give up your acting career in the fifties?<br /> <br /> Because the old thing of waiting for the telephone to ring when it never did and trying to contact agents and managers to get a job. I'm bad at pushing myself somehow and it's always difficult